Shoppers in Denver will now be able to pick up all of their grocery and household items at Walmart (NYSE: WMT) in less than five minutes.
Walmart is expanding the Walmart To Go service in the area which allows shoppers to order online and have their groceries packed and ready for pick-up when they pull into the parking lot.
The on-demand service has been rolled out to 11 stores in the Denver area. Walmart already offers grocery delivery in Denver, but since the test launched in October, the company found that customers actually preferred the option to pick up their pre-packaged items in-store. With store pick-up, customers will also be able to use the pharmacy's drive-through window to grab their groceries while still in the car.
Walmart joins a growing list of retailers attempting to streamline the shopping experience for busy customers. Just yesterday, Google (NYSE: GOOG) said it was expanding its same-day delivery services to Southern California after launching it as a successful test in March 2013. EBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) and Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) have also launched delivery services in recent years, while Home Depot (NYSE: HD) is making plans to launch a same-day delivery unit by next year.
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